Mickey Roussel returns to Riverside Academy

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2021

RESERVE — Former longtime coach Mickey Roussel, namesake of Riverside Academy’s football stadium, will coach the Rebels golf team for the 2021-2022 school year.

Roussel was part of the Riverside Academy staff for 33 years and led the Rebels football team for 22 years before stepping down from the position in December 2011. When his years as a student are taken into account, Roussel was part of the Rebels family for more than 40 years.

His football coaching career culminated in a 196-82 record. He led Riverside to state championship games in 1992, 1998 and 2000. Another seven seasons under his tenure ended in the semifinal round of the state playoffs.

His accolades included being named the top coach in Class 3A by the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association.
More details on Roussel’s return to Riverside will be shared in Wednesday’s L’OBSERVATEUR.